Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Sketchathon

Do you like sketches? Who doesn't, right??? We're having a month long sketchathon over at Turtle Soup. There will be a layout or card sketch every day and you have all month to play along. The more you play the better your chances are at winning our random prize drawing at the end of the month! 

Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

34 Years

This is a layout for hubby's retirement album I'm making for him. He retired back in 2010 so I'm a bit behind but I'm abut 75% finished. That's pretty good for me! Anyway, this layout is for a tutorial challenge over at Turtle Soup. The tutorial was about using Tagxedo to make word clouds. It was so much fun to play around with. Be sure and check out the tutorial here. I love how my tree shaped word cloud turned out and it was perfect since hubby was the Parks and Forestry Supervisor for the City of Malden, MA.

I started by stenciling the top half of the background paper with a tree stencil and light tan ink. All the papers are scraps from Simple Stories 24/7 collection and Crate Paper Diy Shop Collection. Then I added some wooden shapes and outlined the tree shaped word cloud with some gold Smooch paint to make it stand out better.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So Tall

Here's a layout of my two granddaughters from last fall. I can't believe how much they've grown. It's been    2 1/2 years since I've seen them in person. They'll be taller than me soon!

I'm entering this in two challenges. One is for the Turtle Soup Feb. Mini Crop Chocolate and Flowers challenge. The other is using a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap. Here's the sketch you had to use.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 20, 2015


Here's a layout I did about Valentine's Day 2009. I had made the plaque in the photo while my husband made the tulip arrangement. I've always loved this photo but had never gotten around to scrapping it. I used the Amy Tan Stitched collection which is perfect for Valentine's Day.

And since it's time for another DT sketch reveal at My Scraps & More Sketches, I used this sketch:

I hope you'll stop by My Scraps & More Sketches and check out all the other Design Team's creations using this sketch.

I am also using this layout for a Tic Tac Toe challenge I'm hosting at the Turtle Soup Valentine Mini Crop that started today. We have lots of fun challenges going on and there'll be a prize drawing at the end of the crop. You have all week to play along so you'll have plenty of time to enter. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Patriots Fans

Here's a layout of my stepdaughter and her husband and friends in the parking lot getting ready to go into Gillette Stadium to see the Patriots play.

I didn't have any Patriots stickers or embellishments so I just printed some off the computer and then fussy cut them. For the background I used a tiny tiles stencil with modeling paste and then flicked some blue spray mist over it. Everything else on here is from my huge pile of scraps. It always feels good to use up some scraps.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love Bug Card

Here's another card I lifted from Pinterest. I thought it would be perfect for my little granddaughter.

I cut out all the hearts on my Cricut and then embossed them along with the background paper using my Cuttlebug. Easy Peasy!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Card

Here's another Valentine's Day card I made. I found it here on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. I will also be entering this in the Cards in Envy Hearts All A Flutter challenge. 

The background texture was made using modeling paste and a tiny tile texture template. I then splattered some red mist and added the hearts, washi tapes, twine and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Card

Here's a card I made for my husband for Valentine's Day. It's also for the Cards in Envy Hearts All A Flutter challenge where you had to use two or more hearts. 

I've had this piece of doily sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, left over from another project, and finally decided to use it rather than throw it out. I really like the contrast between the doily and the black card.

Happy Scrapping! 

Friday, February 6, 2015


Time for another sketch reveal by the DT members at My Scraps & More Sketches. I absolutely love sketch #99 and knew right away how I'd do it!

And here's the sketch

Everything on the layout here is from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection. I love that collection!

Please stop by and see what the rest of the DT did with this awesome sketch! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy New Year

Today, at Turtle Soup, we are having our monthly DT Sketch Reveal. This was a great sketch by our very own Bev and this is what I came up with.

And here's the sketch:

Stop on by and see all the different takes on this sketch from the other DT members. And we'd love to see your take on it too!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pun'kin Patch

Here's a layout I did for a month long challenge at Turtle Soup. Each week we were given certain items to add to our layout. By the end of the month we had a completed page. It was really a lot of fun!

I've never done one of these progressive layouts before but I would definitely do one again!

Happy Scrappin!